Monday 23 March 2015

The Weekly Story ~ wk 10

Hello my lovelies... Have you had a lovely weekend?? The weather in Dubai has been a bit weird, which just means... we've generally been sick, feeling low and weird... I had a strange kind of week... one that simply didn't seem to move. Like no matter what I did, I felt as though I didn't accomplish much. 

A simple ‘life’…

Gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts
to finding peace of mind and happiness inside.
No matter what is going on outside of us,
there's always something we could be grateful for.
- Barry Neil Kaufman

This is truly the motto of my life… I believe.. in counting my blessing… and when I do!! … the problems look so worthless…

Now... since this is meant to be a decor blog, a few 'must haves' for me.. 

1.       De-clutter your space… Give away what you don’t need… I’m sure you know someone else who can use it.
2.       This just means, that a clean and clear space is the most important
3.       Use colours lavishly… trust me… colours can change your mood instantly…
4.       Add a few lights and lamps in the corners… And watch the romance grow…
5.       Oh... throw a cushion on the rug… and a shawl on the sofa… that’s instant comfort…
6.       Don’t spend too much money on furniture or furnishings… It doesn't have to be expensive to look good…
7.       Show off your craft and your kids craft… Keep it on a tray on the coffee table or dining table… or simply hang it on the wall..
8.       Make your home a reflection of yourself… Don’t do things for others to see… or coz someone else said it looked good… Believe in what you think or feel looks good…
9.       And if nothing works… brew a hot cup of tea… and invite me… *smiles*.. 

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  1. Thanks for sharing this post. This is exactly what I needed to hear. The outdoor seating looks amazing. Looks like a beautiful reading nook.

  2. Right on that Patty..gratitude makes life so wonderful and count your blessing has become my mantra lately. Gorgeous house you have.... love the swing with musturd cover. Thanks for sharing that nice quote..going to write it in my journal.
    xx deepi

  3. Take care & get well soon love the pics above

  4. great reminder list this ...on what makes a home a home!

    back after a long time patricia.. catching up now.


  5. Lovely thoughts and 'must haves' for anyone to improve their decor. For now, I long for that outdoor space just like yours with my favourite brew and a favourite book ;)


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